These are four original, informational texts that compliment the novel The Outsiders. Each text is based on one of the themes in the novel (social divisions, family relationships, gang mentality, and loss of innocence). Each text comes with an ELA, Common Core aligned teaching strategy (summarizing, comparing/contrasting, identifying main points and supporting details, cause/effect). Also included are discussion and journaling points.
These texts are meant to be a supplement to reading The Outsiders, and each text can easily be tied back in to the novel through discussion. (Questions for doing this are provided).